ICU staff celebrates COVID patient leaving as new mom

Adriana Rice-Leiva, 31, who went into Boston Medical Center with coronavirus at 7 1/2 months pregnant and was put on a ventilator, has made it home safely and recovered.
1:52 | 06/27/20

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and the doctor who never gave up hope. Adriana rice-leiva there on the right with her husband Bryan and son Matteo. She was was 31 years old and 7 1/2 months pregnant when she was rushed to the er at Boston medical center. She had shortness of breath and was diagnosed with coronavirus. She got better at first and then plummeted. Placed on a ventilator in the icu. Dr. Tracey Dechert, a trauma surgeon, treated Adriana for weeks. She was young and she was pregnant and we just all really were pulling for her. Reporter: Five days later, doctors made the decision to perform an emergency caesarean section, delivering her healthy baby boy Lucas. He was healthy and okay. And Adriana, still in a coma and unaware she had given birth, slowly began to recover. Adriana standing in her room. Walking out, taking a bow. Reporter: A hug for nurse Marlene. Aidriana waving good-bye to the team that saved her. To see that our job -- it worked. She got better. And she left the hospital, and she's doing great. Reporter: Adriana now healthy and virus-free, saying tonight she's thankful. We just want to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses over at Boston medical for helping us get through this. Thank you so much. Please stay safe. Bye! We're glad they're home. Thanks for watching. I'm Cecilia Vega. Have a great weekend.

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